1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race

The Senior men's race at the 1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Gateshead, England, at the Riverside Park on March 20, 1983. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald[1] and in the Evening Times.[2]

Senior men's race at the 1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition11th
DateMarch 20
Host cityGateshead, Tyne and Wear, England England
VenueRiverside Park
Events1
Distances11.994 km – Senior men
Participation213 athletes from
31 nations

Complete results,[3] medallists, [4] and the results of British athletes[5] were published.

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (11.994 km)Edit

IndividualEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time
  Bekele Debele   Ethiopia 36:52
  Carlos Lopes   Portugal 36:52
  Some Muge   Kenya 36:52
4 Alberto Salazar   United States 36:53
5 Antonio Prieto   Spain 36:56
6 Rob de Castella   Australia 37:00
7 Dave Clarke   England 37:05
8 Ezequiel Canario   Portugal 37:10
9 Pat Porter   United States 37:12
10 Alberto Cova   Italy 37:17
11 Nat Muir   Scotland 37:24
12 Mehmet Yürdadön   Turkey 37:24
13 Pierre Levisse   France 37:24
14 Eshetu Tura   Ethiopia 37:28
15 Constantino Esparcia   Spain 37:29
16 Paul Kipkoech   Kenya 37:32
17 Eric de Beck   Belgium 37:34
18 Hans-Jürgen Orthmann   West Germany 37:35
19 Steve Jones   Wales 37:35
20 Wodajo Bulti   Ethiopia 37:35
21 John Andrews   Australia 37:36
22 Mohammed Kedir   Ethiopia 37:37
23 Adugna Lema   Ethiopia 37:38
24 Chala Urgessa   Ethiopia 37:39
25 Jan Hagelbrand   Sweden 37:44
26 Gelindo Bordin   Italy 37:45
27 Paul Ballinger   New Zealand 37:45
28 Thom Hunt   United States 37:46
29 Gerard Kiernan   Ireland 37:47
30 Ed Eyestone   United States 37:48
31 Joshua Kipkemboi   Kenya 37:49
32 James Kipngetich   Kenya 37:50
33 Kevin Forster   England 37:52
34 Lawrie Whitty   Australia 37:52
35 Jorge García   Spain 37:53
36 Luis Adsuara   Spain 37:58
37 Jackson Ruto   Kenya 37:59
38 Boualem Rahoui   Algeria 38:02
39 Brian Lewry   Australia 38:03
40 Niels Kim Hjorth   Denmark 38:04
41 Christoph Herle   West Germany 38:06
42 Craig Virgin   United States 38:06
43 Dave Taylor   Ireland 38:09
44 Antonio Layos   Spain 38:09
45 Robert McDonald   Australia 38:10
46 Karel Lismont   Belgium 38:10
47 Tom Birnie   New Zealand 38:12
48 Maxwell Little   Australia 38:12
49 Michael Spöttel   West Germany 38:13
50 Dejene Beyene   Ethiopia 38:17
51 Helder de Jesús   Portugal 38:18
52 Michael Scheytt   West Germany 38:19
53 Dave Lewis   England 38:19
54 Rex Wilson   New Zealand 38:21
55 Alain Bordeleau   Canada 38:24
56 Jacques Boxberger   France 38:25
57 Mark Anderson   United States 38:25
58 Girma Berhanu   Ethiopia 38:26
59 Ahmed Salah   Djibouti 38:28
60 Alex Hagelsteens   Belgium 38:29
61 Gianni Demadonna   Italy 38:30
62 Gerry Deegan   Ireland 38:30
63 Vincent Rousseau   Belgium 38:32
64 Antonio Leitão   Portugal 38:34
65 Venanzio Ortis   Italy 38:35
66 Steven Harris   England 38:36
67 Miruts Yifter   Ethiopia 38:37
68 Paul McCloy   Canada 38:37
69 Francesco Panetta   Italy 38:37
70 Karl Harrison   England 38:37
71 Angel Gómez Maeso   Spain 38:38
72 Herman Kipngetich   Kenya 38:40
73 Hans Segerfeldt   Sweden 38:40
74 Ralf Salzmann   West Germany 38:40
75 Franco Boffi   Italy 38:42
76 Pascal Debacker   France 38:43
77 Christian Geffray   France 38:45
78 Féthi Baccouche   Tunisia 38:46
79 Pär Wallin   Sweden 38:48
80 Thierry Watrice   France 38:49
81 Adam Hoyle   Australia 38:49
82 Mats Erixon   Sweden 38:50
83 Sisa Kirati   Kenya 38:50
84 Rafael Marques   Portugal 38:50
85 Keld Johnsen   Denmark 38:53
86 Julio Perez   Spain 38:53
87 Ronny Agten   Belgium 38:55
88 Gerhard Krippner   West Germany 38:55
89 Tony Milovsorov   England 38:55
90 Michel Lelut   France 38:56
91 Dominic Wambua   Kenya 38:57
92 Marti ten Kate   Netherlands 39:00
93 Fernando Miguel   Portugal 39:02
94 Raymond Paulins   Canada 39:03
95 Phil O'Brien   England 39:06
96 John Woods   Ireland 39:06
97 Fraser Clyne   Scotland 39:07
98 Ross Chilton   Canada 39:08
99 Yngvar Christiansen   Norway 39:10
100 Francois Willems   Belgium 39:11
101 Bob Treadwell   England 39:12
102 Roy Dooney   Ireland 39:12
103 José Sena   Portugal 39:15
104 Mohammed Chouri   Tunisia 39:15
105 Bo Orrsveden   Sweden 39:17
106 El Hachami Abdenouz   Algeria 39:19
107 Piet van de Haas   Netherlands 39:20
108 Aissa Taleb   Algeria 39:20
109 Nick de Castella   Australia 39:20
110 Brendan Quinn   Ireland 39:21
111 Zhang Guowei   China 39:22
112 Hugo Rey    Switzerland 39:23
113 Øyvind Dahl   Norway 39:24
114 Paul Alle   France 39:24
115 Santiago de la Parte   Spain 39:24
116 Ranieri Carenza   Italy 39:24
117 Peter Rusman   Netherlands 39:26
118 Doug Brown   United States 39:27
119 Tony Blakewell   Wales 39:27
120 Ahmet Altun   Turkey 39:28
121 Adrian Shorter   Canada 39:28
122 Douglas Frame   Scotland 39:29
123 Marius Hasler    Switzerland 39:29
124 Eirik Berge   Norway 39:29
125 David James   Wales 39:29
126 Derek Froude   New Zealand 39:29
127 Tore Sagvolden   Norway 39:32
128 Martin Couldwell   New Zealand 39:33
129 Robert Costelloe   Ireland 39:34
130 Jean-Louis Prianon   France 39:34
131 Djama Robleh   Djibouti 39:36
132 Gary Palmer   New Zealand 39:36
133 Göran Högberg   Sweden 39:36
134 Rachid Habchaoui   Algeria 39:36
135 Martín Fiz   Spain 39:38
136 Reinhard Leibold   West Germany 39:39
137 Werner Mory   Belgium 39:39
138 Fredi Griner    Switzerland 39:39
139 Joseph Otieno   Kenya 39:40
140 Abdelrazzak Bounour   Algeria 39:41
141 Jan Fjärestad   Norway 39:42
142 Zeki Atli   Turkey 39:43
143 Donald Greig   New Zealand 39:45
144 Shane Marshall   New Zealand 39:49
145 Nigel Adams   Wales 39:50
146 Abdelkader Boughrara   Algeria 39:53
147 Bill Donakowski   United States 39:54
148 Klaas Lok   Netherlands 39:55
149 Tommy Persson   Sweden 39:55
150 Michele Cinà   Italy 39:57
151 Henrik Albahn   Denmark 39:57
152 Miao Yunshen   China 39:57
153 Adelaziz Bouguerra   Tunisia 39:58
154 Terry Greene   Northern Ireland 39:58
155 Euan Robertson   New Zealand 40:00
156 Chris Buckley   Wales 40:01
157 Fernando Couto   Portugal 40:03
158 Sefa Het   Turkey 40:03
159 Terence Mitchell   Scotland 40:03
160 John Idstrom   United States 40:05
161 Bruno Lafranchi    Switzerland 40:06
162 Kenneth Davies   Wales 40:09
163 Oddmund Roalkvam   Norway 40:11
164 Joost Borm   Netherlands 40:12
165 Hwang Wen-Cheng   Chinese Taipei 40:13
166 Hichem Oueslati   Tunisia 40:13
167 Hans Nilsson   Sweden 40:14
168 Henk Mentink   Netherlands 40:15
169 Noel Harvey   Ireland 40:17
170 Rod Stone   Northern Ireland 40:17
171 Joël Lucas   France 40:19
172 Paul Wheeler   Wales 40:20
173 Tonni Luttikhold   Netherlands 40:22
174 Jiang Wenqing   China 40:22
175 Peter McColgan   Northern Ireland 40:22
176 Ole Hansen   Denmark 40:24
177 Ieuan Ellis   Wales 40:26
178 Chen Xinshun   China 40:27
179 Abderrahmane Morceli   Algeria 40:28
180 Jim Dingwall   Scotland 40:29
181 Omar Cochine   Djibouti 40:32
182 Graham Crawford   Scotland 40:36
183 Abderrazak Gtari   Tunisia 40:38
184 Song Tianzhi   China 40:39
185 Roland Hertner    Switzerland 40:39
186 Roger Cawkwell   Canada 40:42
187 John Theophilus   Wales 40:48
188 Steve Martin   Northern Ireland 40:56
189 Ali Chehidi   Tunisia 40:58
190 Xue Jianjun   China 40:59
191 Hanefi Atmaca   Turkey 40:59
192 Philippe Lahuerte   Canada 41:00
193 Lawrie Spence   Scotland 41:02
194 Cameron Spence   Northern Ireland 41:02
195 Christian Cote   Canada 41:09
196 Arye Gamliel   Israel 41:10
197 Raymond van Paemel   Belgium 41:22
198 Evan Cameron   Scotland 41:26
199 Werner Meier    Switzerland 41:30
200 Robert de Brouwer   Netherlands 41:39
201 George Braidwood   Scotland 41:44
202 Eddie Oxlade   Northern Ireland 41:45
203 Brahim Boudina   Algeria 41:55
204 Yair Karni   Israel 42:11
205 Ernie Cunningham   Northern Ireland 42:12
206 Abdelhadi Boudjenane   Algeria 42:50
207 James Ross   Northern Ireland 43:06
208 Liang Yen-Lin   Chinese Taipei 43:08
209 Mubarak Abdel Majeed   Kuwait 47:02
210 Saïd Attoumane   Comoros 48:12
Dan Glans   Sweden DNF
Fernando Mamede   Portugal DNF
John Treacy   Ireland DNF

TeamsEdit

Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Bekele Debele 1
Eshetu Tura 14
Wodajo Bulti 20
Mohammed Kedir 22
Adugna Lema 23
Chala Urgessa 24
(Dejene Beyene) (50)
(Girma Berhanu) (58)
(Miruts Yifter) (67)
104
    United States
Alberto Salazar 4
Pat Porter 9
Thom Hunt 28
Ed Eyestone 30
Craig Virgin 42
Mark Anderson 57
(Doug Brown) (118)
(Bill Donakowski) (147)
(John Idstrom) (160)
170
    Kenya
Some Muge 3
Paul Kipkoech 16
Joshua Kipkemboi 31
James Kipngetich 32
Jackson Ruto 37
Herman Kipngetich 72
(Sisa Kirati) (83)
(Dominic Wambua) (91)
(Joseph Otieno) (139)
191
4   Australia
Rob de Castella 6
John Andrews 21
Lawrie Whitty 34
Brian Lewry 39
Robert McDonald 45
Maxwell Little 48
(Adam Hoyle) (81)
(Nick de Castella) (109)
193
5   Spain
Antonio Prieto 5
Constantino Esparcia 15
Jorge García 35
Luis Adsuara 36
Antonio Layos 44
Angel Gómez Maeso 71
(Julio Perez) (86)
(Santiago de la Parte) (115)
(Martín Fiz) (135)
206
6   Portugal
Carlos Lopes 2
Ezequiel Canario 8
Helder de Jesús 51
Antonio Leitão 64
Rafael Marques 84
Fernando Miguel 93
(José Sena) (103)
(Fernando Couto) (157)
(Fernando Mamede) (DNF)
302
7   Italy
Alberto Cova 10
Gelindo Bordin 26
Gianni Demadonna 61
Venanzio Ortis 65
Francesco Panetta 69
Franco Boffi 75
(Ranieri Carenza) (116)
(Michele Cinà) (150)
306
8   England
Dave Clarke 7
Kevin Forster 33
Dave Lewis 53
Steven Harris 66
Karl Harrison 70
Tony Milovsorov 89
(Phil O'Brien) (95)
(Bob Treadwell) (101)
318
9   West Germany
Hans-Jürgen Orthmann 18
Christoph Herle 41
Michael Spöttel 49
Michael Scheytt 52
Ralf Salzmann 74
Gerhard Krippner 88
(Reinhard Leibold) (136)
322
10   Belgium
Eric de Beck 17
Karel Lismont 46
Alex Hagelsteens 60
Vincent Rousseau 63
Ronny Agten 87
Francois Willems 100
(Werner Mory) (137)
(Raymond van Paemel) (197)
373
11   France
Pierre Levisse 13
Jacques Boxberger 56
Pascal Debacker 76
Christian Geffray 77
Thierry Watrice 80
Michel Lelut 90
(Paul Alle) (114)
(Jean-Louis Prianon) (130)
(Joël Lucas) (171)
392
12   Ireland
Gerard Kiernan 29
Dave Taylor 43
Gerry Deegan 62
John Woods 96
Roy Dooney 102
Brendan Quinn 110
(Robert Costelloe) (129)
(Noel Harvey) (169)
(John Treacy) (DNF)
442
13   Sweden
Jan Hagelbrand 25
Hans Segerfeldt 73
Pär Wallin 79
Mats Erixon 82
Bo Orrsveden 105
Göran Högberg 133
(Tommy Persson) (149)
(Hans Nilsson) (167)
(Dan Glans) (DNF)
497
14   New Zealand
Paul Ballinger 27
Tom Birnie 47
Rex Wilson 54
Derek Froude 126
Martin Couldwell 128
Gary Palmer 132
(Donald Greig) (143)
(Shane Marshall) (144)
(Euan Robertson) (155)
514
15   Canada
Alain Bordeleau 55
Paul McCloy 68
Raymond Paulins 94
Ross Chilton 98
Adrian Shorter 121
Roger Cawkwell 186
(Philippe Lahuerte) (192)
(Christian Cote) (195)
622
16   Algeria
Boualem Rahoui 38
El Hachami Abdenouz 106
Aissa Taleb 108
Rachid Habchaoui 134
Abdelrazzak Bounour 140
Abdelkader Boughrara 146
(Abderrahmane Morceli) (179)
(Brahim Boudina) (203)
(Abdelhadi Boudjenane) (206)
672
17   Wales
Steve Jones 19
Tony Blakewell 119
David James 125
Nigel Adams 145
Chris Buckley 156
Kenneth Davies 162
(Paul Wheeler) (172)
(Ieuan Ellis) (177)
(John Theophilus) (187)
726
18   Scotland
Nat Muir 11
Fraser Clyne 97
Douglas Frame 122
Terence Mitchell 159
Jim Dingwall 180
Graham Crawford 182
(Lawrie Spence) (193)
(Evan Cameron) (198)
(George Braidwood) (201)
751
19   Norway
Yngvar Christiansen 99
Øyvind Dahl 113
Eirik Berge 124
Tore Sagvolden 127
Jan Fjärestad 141
Oddmund Roalkvam 163
767
20   Netherlands
Martin ten Kate 92
Piet van de Haas 107
Peter Rusman 117
Klaas Lok 148
Joost Borm 164
Henk Mentink 168
(Tonni Luttikhold) (173)
(Robert de Brouwer) (200)
796
21   Tunisia
Féthi Baccouche 78
Mohammed Chouri 104
Adelaziz Bouguerra 153
Hichem Oueslati 166
Abderrazak Gtari 183
Ali Chehidi 189
873
22    Switzerland
Hugo Rey 112
Marius Hasler 123
Fredi Griner 138
Bruno Lafranchi 161
Roland Hertner 185
Werner Meier 199
918
23   China
Zhang Guowei 111
Miao Yunshen 152
Jiang Wenqing 174
Chen Xinshun 178
Song Tianzhi 184
Xue Jianjun 190
989
24   Northern Ireland
Terry Greene 154
Rod Stone 170
Peter McColgan 175
Steve Martin 188
Cameron Spence 194
Eddie Oxlade 202
(Ernie Cunningham) (205)
(James Ross) (207)
1083
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

ParticipationEdit

An unofficial count yields the participation of 213 athletes from 31 countries in the senior men's race, one athlete less than the official number published.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gillon, Doug (March 21, 1933), Men from the mountains clean up - A glimpse into the seemingly bottomless well of talented distance runners in Ethiopia was given at Gateshead yesterday, when the men from the mountains swept the boards in the world cross country championships..., Glasgow Herald, p. 18, retrieved October 21, 2013
  2. ^ Bekele's bombshell - Seeing 20-year-old Ethiopian soldier Bekele Debele win the world cross-country title by beating such stars as Alberto Salazar, and Carlos Lopes it was almost impossible to believe he took up running seriously only a year ago..., Evening Times, March 21, 1933, p. 12, retrieved October 21, 2013
  3. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (March 24, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 12.0km CC Men - Gateshead Riverside Park Date: Sunday, March 20, 1983, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 21, 2013CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013
  5. ^ a b 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EDINBURGH 2008 - FACTS & FIGURES - GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY & WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (PDF), IAAF, p. 2ff, archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2013, retrieved October 9, 2013